Jefferson Commonwealth’s Attorney Tom Wine announced his office will not pursue criminal charges against any of the Louisville Metro Police officers or National Guard troops who shot at and killed David McAtee at his barbeque business last June.
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Walker and his attorney, Rob Eggert, have repeatedly asked a judge to grant him immunity from being re-charged with attempted murder of a police officer for shooting at what he thought were robbers breaking into Taylor’s apartment during the early morning raid on March 13.
Circuit Court Judge Ann Bailey Smith ruled there are “less restrictive alternatives” than allowing only attorneys for the Kentucky Attorney General’s office and former Det. Brett Hankison to see evidence in the case.
Two grand jurors, one a white man and the other an African American man, have spoken out about the grand jury proceedings through statements but have remained anonymous.
Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron told reporters September 23 in Frankfort that the grand jury 'agreed' that two of the officers were 'justified' in firing their weapons while serving a warrant on Taylor's apartment in March.
A Jefferson County grand jury on Sept. 23 charged Hankison with three felony counts of wanton endangerment for firing into a neighboring apartment during LMPD's raid on Breonna Taylor's home in March.
Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron was required to give a redacted audio copy to Jefferson Circuit Judge Ann Bailey Smith, who had ordered their release.
Attorney General Daniel Cameron is seeking more time to make redactions 'in the interest of protection of witnesses, and in particular private citizens named in the recordings.'
Only hours earlier, a grand juror in the Taylor case had filed a motion in Jefferson Circuit Court asking a judge to release the evidence and make the proceedings public, in part, to protect jurors from backlash.
The juror suggests in a filing in Jefferson Circuit Court that Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron is using the grand jurors 'as a shield to deflect accountability and responsibility for these decisions.'